Craig Alan Tull

October 5, 2009

Craig Alan Tull 44, of Rural Frankfort, IN, died unexpectedly the evening of October 5, 2009 in Clinton County, IN. Born August 25, 1965 in Frankfort to Larry & Lmae (Harris) Tull. He married Lorie Smith on May 16, 1992 and she survives. Craig was a 1983 graduate of Frankfort High School and a lifelong Frankfort resident. He was a process technician for Eli Lilly in Lafayette for 19 years. He was also owner/operator of Ty Chy’s Kennels, a breeder of beagle dogs and owner of the 2008 National Champion Competition Beagle. His memberships include; American Kennel Club, Progressive Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, National Kennel Club, American Rabbit Hound Assoc., Coatsville Beagle Club and held the offices of Secretary/Treasurer & Master of Hounds. He was the current Little Pack Hunt director of Central Indiana Beagle Club. He has been the ARHA Indiana State Representative for the last 10 years, held every position at Waynetown Beagle Club and helped write the original rules for PKC Beagle Field Trials. Craig was an avid Rossville High School supporter and an avid hunter. He loved his family and anyone who knew Craig, knew what his daughter meant to him.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday, October 9th from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home with a Masonic Service at 8 p.m.. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to The Craig Alan Tull Memorial Fund c/o Huntington National Bank, 2405 N. Salisbury St., W. Lafayette, IN  47906.

Survived by:

Wife: Lorie Tull of Rural Frankfort Daughter: Tylyn Cheyenne ‘Ty Chy’ Tull of Rural Frankfort Mother: Lmae Tull of Frankfort Brother: Chris Tull of Frankfort Sister: Julia (Joe) Mink of Frankfort Father-in-Law: Norman (Paula) Smith of Frankfort Mother-in-Law: Donetta (Jack) Motley of Sedalia Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Tull, uncle, Kenneth R. Harris and niece, Natalie Smith.


15 Condolences for “Craig Alan Tull”

  1. Beverley Cross October 7, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    I’ve known Craig from beagling since 1997 and will miss him, as will all in the beagling community. His contributions were many, and his dedication to the sport unmatched. Craig was always helpful and kind to his fellow beaglers; I know Craig was the same good person in all aspects of his life. My sincerest condolences to Lorie, Tylyn, his family and other loved ones. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers, and thank you for sharing Craig with us. He gave us many good memories.

  2. Shirley Kemmerer October 7, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Dear Lmae and to all your family:
    I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am to learn of Craig’s death. My heart goes out to all of you in this time of deep dark sorrow. Please know that I am wishing all of you much strength in the coming days.
    Love, Shirley Kemmerer

  3. Ron Raber October 7, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I have been working with my brother Craig for the last 5 years. Craig pulled no punches he called it like it is. We rode many miles together and met him in South Dakota this year for a long ride in the Black Hills during the Sturgis Rally. Our families love each other and will miss Craig (DONK) terribly. God bless Craig, Lorie, Ty and his canine family. Rest In Peace Brother.

  4. Steve Tull October 8, 2009 at 5:15 am

    The one thing that stands out the most from our childhood is that Craig was a sensitive and caring person. He truly cared for others and their well being and he was liked/loved by everyone he met. Sadly, the last time I saw him was on his wedding day but I still hold fond memories of our childhood. Playing in the streets of Frankfort or playing hide and seek at Christmas time. Swimming at the Frankfort public pool or frisbee at one of our family get togethers. My heart goes out to his Wife Lorie and his daughter Tylyn as well as Aunt Lmae and my cousins Chris and Julie. Life is such a precious gift and we often times take it for granted and though he is with his father now, he will be in our hearts and our minds for a lifetime.

  5. Ellen and Dave Mosson October 8, 2009 at 6:20 am

    Tylyn and family,
    Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you during these terrible times. There are no words that we can say that will heal the pain and suffering that you are feeling. But we pray that knowing that others care and are lifting you up in their prayers during this time will give you some rest and comfort. WE are sincerely sorry for your loss! Ellen and Dave Mosson

  6. Ron and Erilda Coleman October 8, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Dearest Family,
    Please accept our deepest, heart-felt sympathy. Praying for strength and courage for you and your family as you gather together. We don’t always understand everything, but we have to draw upon our faith to see us through and trust the ONE who created us. Lean upon HIM and HE will carry you. In Christ’s Love, Ron & Erilda

  7. Jody Elder October 8, 2009 at 10:31 am

    My heart goes out to you as I know yours is broken right now. You talked about your kids with such pride during our recent trip. My prayers and sympathies are with you and the rest of your family.
    With love and sympathy, Jody

  8. Jay Hoyer October 8, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Tull Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Craig. As kids growing up in the old neighborhood in Frankfort, we will always cherish the memories and the fun we had playing together. Cara, Vida and I will never forget our childhood in which you were all a part of. Frankfort will always be home for us and the Tull family will always be in our hearts forever! Craig was always such a good guy and was liked by everyone.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
    God Bless,
    Jay Hoyer
    2713 Cedar Springs Ct.
    Bedford, TX 76021

  9. Mike & Cheryl Bennett October 9, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Lmae, We were so sorry to read about Criag. We know what you are going thru and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Mike & Cheryl Bennett

  10. Rick Bybee (Jo) October 9, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Lmae, Julie, Chris and family,
    I am deeply saddened from hearing about Craig, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Rick

  11. Jody & Becky Connell October 9, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    To the Tull family,
    We are so sorry for the lost of Craig. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Marsha (Lowery) Bunten October 9, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    My Dear Friend Lmae,
    I was shocked to hear about Craig’s death. I had knee surgery Tuesday afternoon, so I am not able to come to his visitation or funeral. Please contact me at I am now retired and would love to get together with you! Much love to you, Julie and Chris

  13. Becky Bailey Chalfin October 9, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss Lorie and Tylyn. You are in my thoughts and prayers my friend. There are no words to help ease the pain of your loss but I wish I could ease it for you. I am here Lorie day or night if you should ever need a shoulder or ear.
    Love you,

  14. Jamie G. October 11, 2009 at 11:09 am

    To the Tull Family…
    I am soooo sorry to hear of Craig’s passing, I know how much he meant to you. He was only here with you for a short time and I’m sure you will have wonderful memories to hold on to, but I hope you can find peace in knowing our Lord needed him more.
    I know what a wonderful woman his wife is and could only imagine what a good person he was. May God bless you, give you his peace, and strength in your time of need. I will be here if you should need anything. In our prayers and thoughts..
    Jamie & Family
    (from work)

  15. Mr & Mrs Toby Hedge October 18, 2009 at 10:15 am

    A great friend for a short time,
    A missed friend for a long time,
    A respected friend for a life time.

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